About

Why should you choose Cape Splendour?

I have been planning and conducting successful tours in the Western Cape since 2003 and go to great lengths to make sure my guests receive the tour of their dreams.  Great attention is paid to determining exactly what the needs and wants are and making sure they are met. I take care of the small things which can make or break a tour, I am extremely flexible and very sensitive to your needs.  The end result is that you receive more than a tour, it is more like a life time experience which will be fun, informed and safe!

My pledge to you is to be honest and straight up in all our dealings, and to go out of my way to make your touring experience the best that it could possibly be.  In fact I will go all out to exceed your expectations! So book a tour and let me share the Splendours of the Cape with you!

Cape Splendour’s undertaking to you

My aim is to give you the tour of your dreams!

If it is adventure you are after, that is what you will receive, if you prefer a relaxed pace with lots of time to browse, take photographs and smell the roses that is what you will enjoy! If it is fine dining or a braai (South African BBQ) or a picnic or even fish and chips on the beach, that your heart desires, you just let me know and we will make it happen!

My mission is to give you a WOW experience!

Background and Credentials 

I qualified with a B.Soc. Sci back in the 80’s and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel management in 1983 where after I followed a career in Human Resources and Corporate Banking. My career in the Bank taught me a few things about customer service and sound business practices, however after 14 years of dancing the corporate dance, I decided to resign so that I could indulge my passion for sharing the Splendours of the very beautiful Cape with visitors.   I love inspiring them with stories of our rich history and the transition from the Old South Africa to the New South Africa.

I have completed a South African Wine Course with the Cape Wine Academy in 2013.  I am very  proud of my Advance Drivers Licence which makes me a safer driver than 99% of my competitors.

Since opening in 2003, Cape Splendour has built a name for itself as a top quality Service Provider.  The  Trip Advisor Certificates of Excellence  for 20142015 and 2016 bear testimony to that .  Please feel free to read some of the reviews on Trip Advisor which speak for themselves.

Needless to say I am a Registered Tour Guide and have all the required licences, permits and Passenger Liability Insurance.

I am a mom, which makes me ‘user friendly’ with families. So if you are looking for a family holiday drop me a mail and I will give you lots of family vacation ideas. I also am a golfer and am happy to share my local knowledge of our beautiful courses.  Whilst not an adventure junkie, I am proud to say that I have gone paragliding, abseiling, parasailing, kayaking, shark cage diving, tunnelling and zip lining! This is so I can share my experiences with my guests who may be considering indulging in some of these adrenalin producing activities! So if it is Adventure Travel  you are after, you are in the right place!

In my spare time, when I am not sharing the Splendours of the Cape with visitors, you will find me either on one of our beautiful golf courses in Cape Town or in the Atlantic body boarding.

Should I be previously booked at the time you require a tour, I have a handpicked team of likeminded owner/driver guides who have similar vehicles and conduct Private Tours with the same philosophy and passion which Cape Splendour is known for.

The Vehicles

Your comfort and safety while enjoying a Private Tour with Cape Splendour is of utmost importance! With this in mind, I bid a fond fare well to my Hyundai bus In August 2023 and purchased a brand new luxury 5 seater SUV with all the bells and whistles including Sun Roof! It is very comfortable and spacious and can seat 3 passengers very comfortably. If one of the passengers is a child or a small adult, 4 passengers would also be comfortable. I also offer free Wi- Fi whilst you are with me on or off the vehicle!

Should there be a requirement to seat more than 3 adult passengers, I have access to very comfortable, properly permitted and insured larger vehicles with Seating capacities of 7, 10, 14 and more. I am happy to drive the 7 seater vehicles myself but avail of a driver when it comes to more than 7 passengers.

Cape Splendour has had a great many positive comments on the comfort of our vehicles and the way in which they are driven, so, not to worry, we will get you there and back very safely!

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Again, a Fantastic Experience I can only give 5 stars and Julie deserves 10+. This was our 4th visit to Cape Town and the 4th time we engaged Julie to show us around the surrounding area. As always, she turned up trumps. She is an excellent tour guide; she adapts the day to whatever you want to do without fuss and with great efficiency. The fact that on every visit to the beautiful city we have used Julie shows how much we appreciate her tours. We would never use anyone else. She is so knowledgeable and adaptable. On our first day, the rain set in but this didn't stop her finding us things to do in wet weather circumstances. My Continue Reading

Mel R. 20th September 2023

Julie was so knowledgeable on the area and helped make our first trip to Cape Town fabulous. I highly recommend.

Travis B 13th October 2021

Cape Town exceeded my expectations and my many thanks and appreciation to Julie for accommodating and enhancing my travels! From my initial communications, Julie answered my questions on a timely basis and took the initiative to provided suggestions and recommendations based upon my interests. Our tour days were well planned and Julie provided excellent knowledge and tips. I hope that I will sometime have the opportunity to return to Cape Town and would look forward to more "Cape Splendour" tours!

Linda M ,Sausalito, California 13th October 2021

Julie came highly recommended, so when we decided to head to Cape Town she was our first call. She took care of getting us picked up at the airport and even booked our hotel. We spent three days with Julie seeing the sights in Cape Town. By the end of the third day we thought of her as a friend. We left the three days up to her as to what we should do and see. Her ideas for us were perfect.

Mygal56. 20th September 2023

Our tour with Julie was a highlight of our visit to South Africa. Along with the major scenic stops we were able to spend some time at some areas we had specific interest such a local weekend market. Additionally, Julie was very helpful with helping sort out some other areas of our trip with transportation & running down something we'd left at the hotel - going above & beyond. We'll recommend her for our friends or family visiting the Cape Town area in the future - thank you!

Claire N 20th September 2023